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Central African Republic and Niger First Ladies Acknowledge Merck Foundation 2021 Media Awards Winners

Central African Republic and Niger First Ladies Acknowledge Merck Foundation 2021 Media Awards Winners
Congratulations to the Merck Foundation Award Winners from CAR and Niger
Business Wire India

 



  • Merck Foundation and African First Ladies announced Call for Applications for 2 new categories of 2022 Awards for Media, Musicians, Fashion Designers, Filmmakers, students, and new potential talents in these fields


    • Merck Foundation Awards “More Than a Mother” 2022 to address issues such as: Breaking Infertility Stigma, Support Girls’ Education, End Child Marriage, End FGM, Stopping GBV and/or Women Empowerment at all levels

    • Merck Foundation Awards “Diabetes & Hypertension” 2022 to promote a healthy lifestyle and raise awareness about the prevention and early detection of Diabetes & Hypertension





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CEO of Merck Foundation
, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, recognized the felicitation ceremony held by H.E. BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Lady of Central Africa & Ambassador of Merck Foundation “More Than a Mother” and H.E. BAZOUM HADIZA MABROUK, The First Lady of Niger & Ambassador of “Educating Linda” to award the Winners of Merck Foundation Media Recognition Awards 2021 from their respective countries.

Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President of “More Than a Mother” campaign expressed, “I am thankful to my dear sisters H.E. BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Lady of Central African Republic (CAR) & Merck Foundation “More Than a Mother” and H.E. BAZOUM HADIZA MABROUK, The First Lady of Niger & Ambassador of “Educating Linda”, for conducting the award ceremony and personally handing over the medals and certificates to the winners who became Merck Foundation Alumni. I once again congratulate the winner from CAR and Niger respectively and also appreciate all the efforts put in by them to become the voice of the voiceless to raise awareness about sensitive social and cultural issues such as Infertility stigma, supporting girl education and also health issues like adapting best protection measures during coronavirus, in the past year.”

Merck Foundation, encouraged by the valuable contribution from the media, has additionally rewarded the winners by providing them with one-year access to an online educational training program called “MasterClass”. MasterClass is an immersive online experience and self-paced learning course that can be accessed anywhere with the Internet.

Merck Foundation in partnership with the CAR First Lady has provided 5 scholarships to young local doctors in the fields of Oncology and Diabetes. One female doctor has completed Merck Foundation’s Oncology Program and has become the first Gynaecology Oncologist in CAR. As a part of their “Educating Linda” program, Merck Foundation has also provided 3000 sets of essential school items to girl students in CAR.

Moreover, Merck Foundation in partnership with the Niger First Lady has provided 25 scholarships to young doctors in the fields of Oncology, Fertility & Embryology and Diabetes Care. Under their “Educating Linda” program, Merck Foundation has also provided 3000 sets of essential school items to girl students in Niger.

Winners from Central African Republic in partnership with H.E. Madam BRIGITTE TOUADERA, The First Lady of Central African Republic & Ambassador of Merck Foundation “More Than a Mother” are:

MERCK FOUNDATION MEDIA RECOGNITION AWARDS “MORE THAN A MOTHER” 2021

PRINT CATEGORY

FIRST Position:
 

  • Issa Moussa, Niger Times, NIGER 



ONLINE CATEGORY

FIRST Position:
 

  • Koami Agbetiafa, Niger Inter Hebdo, NIGER



MERCK FOUNDATION “MASK UP WITH CARE” MEDIA RECOGNITION AWARDS 2021
 
PRINT CATEGORY

FIRST Position:
 

  • Koami Agbetiafa, Niger Inter Hebdo, NIGER


 
Winners from Niger in partnership with H.E. Madam. BAZOUM HADIZA MABROUK, The First Lady of Niger & Ambassador of Educating Linda are:

MERCK FOUNDATION MEDIA RECOGNITION AWARDS “MORE THAN A MOTHER” 2021

RADIO CATEGORY

FIRST Position:
 

  • Schella Claudicia Yemengali, Radio Centrafrique, CAR



SECOND Position:
 

  • Stephane Kokanzo, Radio Centrafrique, CAR 



MERCK FOUNDATION “MASK UP WITH CARE” MEDIA RECOGNITION AWARDS 2021

ONLINE CATEGORY

FIRST Position:
 

  • Arsène-Jonathan Mosseavo, lanoca.over-blog.com


 
Senator Rasha Kelej further added, “In partnership with my dear sisters, the African First Ladies, I am happy to announce the Call for Applications from Media, Musicians, Fashion Designers, Filmmakers, students, and new potential talents in these fields for two categories of Awards. You can share your work with us at submit@merck-foundation.com.”

Details of the Awards:

 



  1. Merck Foundation Media Recognition “More Than a Mother” 2022 to address issues such as: Breaking Infertility Stigma, Support Girls’ Education, End Child Marriage, End FGM, Stopping GBV, and Women Empowerment at all levels.

  2. Merck Foundation Media Recognition “Diabetes & Hypertension” 2022 to promote a healthy lifestyle and raise awareness about the prevention and early detection of Diabetes & Hypertension



Last Date of Submission: 30th October 2022

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